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Best of Both Worlds

When the four of us played a wedding at the Bissinger's Carmel Room.

Two disclaimers: This idea isn’t financially feasible for many; second, this is what Lauren and I did for our wedding nearly 16 years ago. When anyone is planning a wedding reception, there’s almost always this debate: live band or DJ? To oversimplify the argument, one is often less expensive and offers more variety (Artie Shaw! […]

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Never Too Late …

… to add a great St. Louis jazz band to your event! We got a typical query the other day for a wedding — but it could have just as easily been for a 50th Anniversary or a 70th Birthday party. What as “typical” [for us!] was that it was “short notice.”  Someone asked us […]

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Why Not the Botanical Garden?

Missouri Botanical Garden -- View From Wedding Reception Site

On Sunday the family went to the Missouri Botanical Garden here in St. Louis and what a wonderful day it was.  It reminded me of the time we did a very swanky gig there.  The photo shows the view the guest saw (minus the dragon).  They wanted our typical “4 Martini” set but the cocktail […]

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